Webb Telescope Unhelpful to Deep Time

Secular cosmologists and cosmogonists continually look for evidence of deep time out there, thataway, to support their preconceptions. Probes to other planets in our solar system provided data that surprised them. Later probes astonished them, as planets, moons, and so on did not act billions of years old.

They also have a fondness for bigger and better telescopes. The Hubble was expected to provide insights into the Big Bang and extra-solar planets. The Big Bang busted, and exoplanets are consistently uncooperative in providing possible homes for life.

Secular astronomers are continually surprised by data unsupportive of their deep-time beliefs. The Webb telescope is already showing a young universe, such as the Cartwheel Galaxy.
Cartwheel Galaxy, NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents)
The next big thing was the ambitious James Web Space Telescope. There were many things for this expensive project that could have gone wrong, but it's there and working just fine. (Some people expected images that would only be useful to scientists because it worked on infrared, but those were adjusted for the human eye as well.) Even more expectations are pinned on Webb for the Big Bang and finding extraterrestrial life. It is not going well, and secularists are seeing things they weren't expecting. Again.

After I had this written, Dr. Faulkner wrote a related piece. You may want to spend six minutes reading that one before coming back and continuing. If so, scope out "What the James Webb Space Telescope Has Revealed About Distant Galaxies So Far."

The "first" galaxies after the Big Bang are expected to be just shapeless blobs, but many have spiral arms. Those things should dissipate if galaxies were billions of Darwin years old, but there they are, testifying of a recently-created universe. Then there's the distant galaxy with no metals. (In astronomer-speak, "metals" are anything heavier than helium. Definitions matter.) Those galaxies should have those metals. Meanwhile on Earth, a radio telescope is picking up radio sources, causing a rethink of what they already know, and astronomers' models do not fit the data.

Read more about these and other details at "JWST Surprises and Discoveries."